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Eastern Kentucky University donates personal protective equipment to first responders

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 14:07:59-04

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — Eastern Kentucky University steps up by donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to Madison County Emergency Management employees. This donation will allow first responders and healthcare workers to work safely as they help the community they serve.

Together, EKU, along with Aramark and colleges and departments within the university have donated:

  • 55,398 pairs of gloves
  • 679 gowns
  • 2,400 surgical masks


“We have a compassionate, community-minded and service focused team at EKU, and this is what we mean when we say we are stronger together,” said interim president Dr. David McFaddin. “It was never a question of whether our team would raise a hand to help when called upon, but rather how fast we could help. I am truly thankful to each individual and their area leadership for helping in this time of need.”

EKU officials say they will continue to help in any way that they can.